Vineyard & Winery Management announced back around the beginning of February that they will be managing the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference from now on. This is a good thing.
This conference has been referred to as "The Missouri Show" because of it's location; The Tan-Tar-A resort. Well, Katie better bar the door for this one: This conference, like all others is driven by the the list of speakers, topics, and exhibitors. This show, from now on will draw top talent in speakers and only the best in suppliers as it will from this day forward be seen by all as the Central region meeting for the American wine industry.
This is not to say that I am not ecstatic to see my "peeps" at this show. I am always glad to see the folks from "Mizzurah", because they are all like family and all have made me feel welcome in this fair state both as an entrepreneur and as the spouse of a lady with a great family name in the wine industry and Missouri politics. My family appreciate the local support of the show as exhibitors and friends.
I hope that Viticulturists and Vintners from Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, and maybe Ohio and Kansas (and do I dare say Texas? Michigan?) can get together with us in St. Charles, MO and make this our show.
This show will be alot more fun for families and spouses, as there is much more going on in late Winter in St. Charles than there was at Tan-Tar-A.
We are reserving space today. I look forward to seeing everyone in St. Charles